Breast Biopsy Procedures in Brownsville, TX
A breast biopsy is a procedure used to observe the tissue of the breast by removing a small sample for additional testing. This procedure is often conducted if there is any suspicious activity within the breast tissue that can be detected during an examination like a mammogram, ultrasound scan, or self-examination.
Dr. Carlos A. Barba provides breast biopsy procedures at his general surgery center in Brownsville and Harlingen, TX. To schedule your breast biopsy for cancer detection, please call (956) 621-4981 and schedule your biopsy consultation with Dr. Barba today.
What Are the Types of Breast Biopsies?
There are several different ways in which Dr. Barba can complete a breast biopsy. The particular biopsy chosen will depend on the size, location, and characteristics of the abnormality within the breast. These breast biopsy methods include:
- Core needle biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy
- MRI-guided core needle biopsy
- Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
- Stereotactic biopsy
- Surgical biopsy
What to Expect During a Breast Biopsy?
Each of these breast biopsies are relatively simple and do not require anything more than a mild numbing agent to prevent the patient from feeling any pain. The individual will then be able to return home within the same day with only mild discomfort near the incision site.
Tissue samples usually average to be the size of a grain of rice, unless the patient is undergoing a surgical biopsy to remove the entire breast mass in question. Additional anesthetic and resulting stitches may be required if the mass is of significant size.
How Do You Prepare for a Breast Biopsy?
It is important to understand all of the different kinds of breast biopsies in order to determine which one is best for you. Make sure to discuss all questions about the biopsy with your doctor, and notify them of any allergies or medications that could interfere with the procedure.
Schedule Your Breast Biopsy in Brownsville, TX Today!
Dr. Carlos A. Barba is highly-trained at performing comprehensive breast biopsies for patients in Brownsville, TX. The first defense against breast cancer is awareness and a breast biopsy is the only sure way to diagnose breast cancer. If you suspect that you may be suffering from breast cancer, please call our general surgery centers in Brownsville and Harlingen, TX at (956) 621-4981 to schedule an appointment to discuss your breast biopsy options with Dr. Barba.
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